In what promises to be a historic night of boxing, local fan favorite David Morrell Jr. will return to The Armory in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 16, to defend his WBA “Regular” Super Middleweight world title against highly regarded knockout artist Sena Agbeko of Ghana.
Morrell (9-0, 8 KOs), a native of Cuba who now calls Minneapolis home, is a big draw at The Armory, one of boxing’s premium venues. A win over Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) would solidify his standing as one of the elite boxers in the 168-pound division and put him in line for even bigger opportunities, including a potential mega-fight with unbeaten rival David Benavidez.
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Date: Saturday, December 16.
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“I’m coming home because it’s going to be the last Showtime card,” Morrell said. “I am blessed that they picked me to be the last fighter fighting on this epic boxing series.”
Another motivating factor will be the ringside presence of Morrell’s parents, who recently immigrated from Cuba and will be in attendance for the first time in his professional career.
“I’m so happy. It has been a long, long time since I have seen my family. I am very excited that my family is here to share this with me,” Morrell said.
“I’m coming to Minnesota. It’s his adopted hometown and I know that I am going to have to pull out a stoppage to win,” he said. “Everybody knows me to be a power puncher. My plan is to stop him and I am training to stop him. He wants to do the same. He wants to cement himself as the boogeyman in the division. But my prediction is I am going to stop Morrell on Dec. 16.”